Meet Some Of Our Staff

LITTLE SCHOLARS 1

Ms. Lina
HEAD TEACHER
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My name is Lina; I am currently a head teacher in the Pre-K classroom. I graduated from Touro College with a Master’s degree in early childhood education and I hold a certificate in early childhood education birth-2nd grade. My decision to become a teacher originates from natural calling, strengthened by an innate talent to inspire children to succeed and learn effectively. I enjoy every aspect of teaching, guiding children to develop their natural abilities and prepare them for the future. I enjoy traveling, painting, and writing, and I like to infuse my creativity in the classroom, to nurture the love of learning in children. I believe that education should fun, innovative, and engaging.

Ms. Elina
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Elina, I love working with children. Seeing children’s smiles brightens up my day. I play piano as a hobby, and enjoy sharing my talent with my students. I like teaching my students to sing songs, enjoy morning exercises, and engage in developing theatrical skills. I provide my students with freedom of expression and development of personal talents. Being a teacher is an amazing and rewarding experience.

Ms. Rugiya
TEACHER OF INFANTS/TODDLERS
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My name is Rugiya. I think it’s a big responsibility but also an enormous privilege to work with kids, to be able to give them the attention and the love they need to grow healthy and successful. I enjoy playing and dancing with them, watching them say the first word and walk the very first step.

Ms. Camille
Teacher
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My name is Camille. I have a lot of experience working with children, in their own special way. I enjoy seeing them grow and develop their own personalities. When you spend your day with children, there is never a dull moment. I’ll trade all those years of sitting behind a desk for sitting on the floor with a group of toddlers reading or singing any day. I love looking at the world through their eyes. Everything is exciting and new to a two-year-old.

Ms. Natia
TEACHER’S ASSISTANT
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My name is Natia, my students and close friends call me Natali. I am currently an assistant teacher in the Pre-K classroom, and I thoroughly enjoy everything related to taking care of children. I was born and raised in Georgia (the country, not the state), and I speak three languages: Georgian, Russian, and English. It warms my heart to see a child smile, or to hear a child share their thoughts and ideas with me. Every day spent with my students provides me with happiness and enthusiasm.

Ms. Mariya
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Mariya. I am honest, friendly, and reliable person. I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with my family. Working with children has many facets, it can be challenging, it can be tricky, but most of all it is fun, rewarding, and inspiring.

Ms. Arjola
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Arjola. I’m from Albania and I live in Brooklyn. There are many things I like to do, see, and experience. I love my job because taking care of kids makes life worth living. I feel very happy when I see their smiling faces. I want to see how they grow every day, how they learn different things step by step, how they play together and work in groups. Working with kids is one of the most important things in my life.

LITTLE SCHOLARS 2

Ms. Svetlana
Head Teacher
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My name is Svetlana (or Svitlana in my native Ukrainian). I moved to the U.S. from the Ukraine in 2001, where I earned my degree as a history teacher. In the U.S. I graduated from Touro College with a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I am the pre-K teacher at Little Scholars 2, and my main goal is to prepare my students for productive and fun years in school.

Ms. Dawn
Teacher
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My name is Dawn, and I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I have been a teacher for 17 years and I have been with Little Scholars as the head teacher for the toddler room for three years. My goal as a teacher is to give children a great foundation to springboard their future education.

Ms. Bronya
Teacher
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My name is Bronya, I was born in the Ukraine, and I have been working as a teacher for children ages 3–7 since 1970. At Little Scholars I am a teacher in our toddler classroom. I decided to become a teacher because I felt I had the skills and the patience to guide children toward fulfilling their fullest potential and helping them make the right choices once they enter school.

Ms. Larisa
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Larisa, I’m currently the assistant teacher in a toddler classroom at Little Scholars. I have 15 years experience working with children from infants to 4 years old. I speak three languages: Ukrainian, Russian, and English.

Ms. Viktoria
TEACHER’S ASSISTANT
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My name is Viktoria, and my students love to call me Vika. I knew I wanted to work with children since I was 12 years old, when I used to babysit my younger cousins. I love to see my students happy and to see them smile when they discover something new and exciting.

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